Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Standard view
Full view
of .

Reasons to be cheerful about mathematics
Is this book really for me?
Can I succeed now if I failed at school?
Hasn’t maths changed since I was at school?
Will it help to use a calculator?
Can I help my child?
The magic number machine
Numbers, numbers everywhere
Introducing the counting numbers
Ordering numbers
Tens and units
Hundreds, thousands and beyond
Children and numbers
Answers to exercises for Chapter 2
Calculating with numbers
Properties of numbers
Subtracting
Multiplying
Dividing
Knowing what sum to do
Answers to exercises for Chapter 3
Fractions
Facing up to fractions
What is a fraction?
How to picture a fraction
Fitting fractions into the number line
What are equivalent fractions?
2 are equivalent fractions
Multiplying and dividing fractions
Ratio and proportion
Answers to exercises for Chapter 4
Decimals
Using the four rules with decimals
Dividing fractions
An overview of decimals
Answers to exercises for Chapter 5
Percentages
What is a percentage?
Changing a fraction to a percentage
Why bother with percentages?
Calculating percentage increases and reductions
Persistent problems with percentages
Answers to exercises for Chapter 6
Measuring
What do we measure?
Why do we measure?
How do we measure?
How accurately should we measure?
Imperial and metric units
Answers to exercises for Chapter 7
Statistical graphs
Barcharts and piecharts
Scattergraphs and line graphs
Answers to exercises for Chapter 8
Using a formula
Is algebra abstract and irrelevant?
Algebra as shorthand
Calculating with formulas
Proving with algebra
Answers to exercises for Chapter 9
Puzzles, games and diversions
1 Bus number game
2 Pub cricket
3 Guess my number
4 Finger tables
5 The story of 12
6 Magic squares
7 Magic triangle
8 Upside down
9 Logically speaking
10 The bells, the bells!
11 Calculator inversions
12 Four 4s
13 Return journey
14 Find the numbers
15 Explore and explain the pattern
16 1089 and all that
17 Large and small sums
18 Gold pieces
19 Initially speaking
20 Guess the number
21 Nim
22 Calculator snooker
What else will a spreadsheet do?
Answers to exercises for Chapter 11
Diagnostic quiz
Quiz
Solutions to the quiz
Taking it further
Index
0 of .
Results for:
P. 1
Basic Mathematics a Teach Yourself Guide, 4 Edition

# Basic Mathematics a Teach Yourself Guide, 4 Edition

Ratings:
(0)
|Views: 36|Likes:

### Availability:

See more
See less

03/27/2013

pdf

text

original

Pages 7 to 93 are not shown in this preview.
Pages 100 to 102 are not shown in this preview.
Pages 109 to 202 are not shown in this preview.